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NEWBIGGIN BY THE SEA
Newbiggin by the Sea is located in south east Northumberland, on England's north east coast.

The area to the north is known as the Northumbrian Heritage Coast, and boasts mile after mile of exquisite beaches, bays and lovely seaside villages, including Craster, Alnmouth and Seahouses.

The County has over fifty of the country's finest historic castles, amongst them Bamburgh, Alnwick and Lindisfarne on Holy Island.

To the south, only a half hour's journey away, is Newcastle upon Tyne and the Gateshead Metro Centre. To the west, Hadrian's wall and Hexham.

Being one of England's Border Counties,Scotland is only a short journey, and Edinburgh is easily accessible within an hour and a half's drive of most places within Northumberland
St Bartholomew's Church at Newbiggin Point - better known as the Church Point. The church is a familiar landmark for sailors, standing on a headland at the east of the village. The church was built in the early 13th Century.
Newbiggin Lifeboat Station is the oldest operational boathouse in the British Isles and Ireland, you can read the fascinating history of our lifeboat house and crew by visiting the website
Newbiggin by the Sea Facts and Figures

Total Village Population: 7,100
Total Population aged 15+: 5,294
Total men: 2,533
Total women: 2,761
Total number of households: 2836
Newbiggin has the oldest lifeboat station in the UK
The village has the oldest Methodist Chapel in the UK
AROUND NORTHUMBERLAND
I thought it would be nice to include some pics of other places around Northumberland (the county in which i live) as it has some beautiful scenery and loads of history
The beautiful Bamburgh castle
The Castle was the passion of the 1st Baron Armstrong, engineer and industrialist, who, in the 1890's, began its renovation and refurbishment. This love of Bamburgh was passed down through the family to the late Lord Armstrong, who personally oversaw the completion of his ancestor's dream.

Today, Bamburgh Castle is still the home of the Armstrong family, and visitors are able to enjoy what has been described as the finest castle in all England.
The stunning Alnwick castle
Some of you may recognise the castle as a film location, for everything from Harry Potter to Elizabeth to Becket to Blackadder.
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England, the first being Windsor Castle, and has been the home of the Percys, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309
Hadrians wall
Hadrian's Wall was built in AD122 on the orders of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and stretched from the East to West coasts of Britain, from Bowness on Solway in the West to Wallsend in the East. It is the most remarkable Roman monument in the country, and quite unique throughout the former Empire.
Kielder dam and forest
Kielder is the largest forest in England and one of the largest man-made forests in Europe.

It covers an area of 62,000 hectares (ha) of which four fifths - 50,000 hectares are planted, in one large unit.

The whole area lies within 200 square miles.Tucked away at the top of Northumberland, close to the Scottish Border and Hadrian's Wall, beautiful Kielder Water is the largest man-made lake in Europe. Kielder Forest, one of Britain's biggest nature resorts, is home to red squirrels, deer and rare birds.

The lake fringes and forest glades can best be explored by walking, cycling or on horseback, and there are many self-guided trails. Activities for all the family, a variety of accommodation, easy accessibility and closeness to villages and Northumberland National Park are among the many attractions, making Kielder ideal for holidays or leisure pursuits, including fishing, boating, riding and watersports. For the business visitor, Kielder Water provides the ideal setting for unrivalled conference and training facilities.
Chillingham castle
Chillingham Castle-One of most haunted places in the UK
Chillingham Castle is widely regarded as one of, if not the, most haunted places in the country. Dating back over 800 years this castle was built for one purpose and one purpose alone, killing. In the heart of Northumberland the castle was the first line of defence, preventing the Scots getting over the border to invade England back in the days of William Wallace when the castle was ruled over by King Edward I (Edward Long shanks). It has a truly amazing, yet horrific history and that�s why its one of the most haunted places on Earth.
Holy Island
Holy Island is a small island lying between Banburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed, that is linked to the mainland by a tidal causeway, accessible only for about half of each tide. When the tide is rising it comes in very quickly as many motorists have discovered to their cost, so check the tidal crossing information boards at the start of the causeway before crossing.
The island is low lying with long sandy beaches and low rocky headlands. A small village is located at the southern end (population about 200) along with the harbour, monastery and castle.
The early Christian monastery was established by St. Aidan in 635 AD and later home of St Cuthbert, as well as the Lindisfarne Gospels. The visitor centre is well worth a visit.
The castle built in 1540 AD, to protect the harbour, is one of the islands dominant features and is built on an outcrop of whin sill overlooking the harbour and facing the sea.
Druridge bay
Mature sand dunes and miles of beautiful white sand, Druridge Bay stretches in one magnificent curve from the old village of Hauxley in the north to Cresswell in the south. Such is the span of Druridge, visitors can happily walk in isolation disturbed only by the sound of the waves breaking on the shore or the cry of terns diving for sprat. Eider ducks swim close to the shore, local fishermen in cobles set crab and lobster pots off the rock carrs. Rock pools reveal sea urchins and starfish at low tide. Natural paddling pools offer safe and clean bathing for children.
Amble
The story of Amble goes back to the very early days of Northumberland's history. There is evidence of prehistoric burial grounds on the links, and at Gloster Hill there are signs that the Romans once lived there.
The development of an award-winning marina on the site of the former staithes has brought new life to the town, and it is once again a busy harbour town.
Today, Amble is Northumberland's most important fishing centre north of the Tyne, and leisure sailing has also become important
St Marys lighthouse
St. Mary's Island is situated on the North East Coast of England at Whitley Bay.

The Island was originally part of Northumberland but when Tyne and Wear was formed the county boundary included the Island in Tyne and Wear.

The lighthouse has been a landmark on the coast for many years, guiding seafarers until it was made redundant and is now a museum.

The Island and lighthouse are reached along a causeway which is covered by the rising tide twice each day. So, if you are caught out on the Island you have a wait!